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A trekking paradise, Chembra is the highest peak in the Wayanad Hill Range that will take your breath away. Encompassed by verdant greenery of the Western Ghats, Chembra Peak is one of those attractions in Wayanad that one just cannot ignore for its mesmerising views.
It is where the clouds brush your cheeks and your eyes are greeted with solace of calm and quietness in the midst of nature.
It is known for offering an enchanting vista of the heart-shaped lake also known as the Cupid Lake. It also offers an unparalleled view of Banasura Sagar Dam surrounded by the majestic tea plantations located along the foothills of Chembra Peak.
Height: It is 2,100 metres (6,890 ft) above sea level
Location: Kalpetta, Wayanad
Best Time to visit: The best time to visit is between the months of September and March.
Entry fee: The entry charge for the peak is INR 50/USD 0.77
Timings: Chembra Peak is open to tourists during the day time.
Distance from Bus Station, Dam Road, Padinjarathara, Wayanad: It is about 40 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.
If you wish to know how bamboo constitutes an important factor in both the lifestyle and livelihood for the people in Wayanad, then a visit to The Bamboo Factory comes highly recommended.
This educating and inspiring experience gives a sneak peek into the lives of the locals in Uravu. This place is a great stop to witness the wonder of sustainable tourism and explore the ancient traditions that are still preserved in Wayanad.
The Bamboo Factory stands for uplifting the lives of many rural craftsmen along with offering tourists a unique experience by getting to know how bamboo is converted into your favourite items. Tourists at Bamboo Factory also get a chance to talk to these talented craftsmen and know more from their experiences.
Location: 100 Acres Road Thrikkaipatta, Kerala
Best Time to visit: October to February is the best time to visit here.
Entry fee: The cost to visit here is approximately INR 500/ USD 7.7 per person
Timings: One can visit here between 10 am and 4 pm.
Distance from Bus Station, Dam Road, Padinjarathara, Wayanad: The distance between the two places is around kilometres.
If you’re browsing for the most serene Wayanad tourist places, Pookode Lake should incite your curiosity. Surrounded by the evergreen beauty of Western Ghats and verdant forests, Pookode Lake is a gorgeous freshwater lake.
One of the most interesting features of this lake is that it virtually appears to be in the shape of India’s physical map. Boasting of picturesque excellence and a mesmerising ambience, this freshwater lake is the initiating point of Panamaram stream in Kerala.
Pookode Lake offers many activities like boating and boasts of a freshwater aquarium, a children’s park and a shopping centre where tourists can empty their pockets on excellent spices and handicrafts.
Another big attraction of Pookode Lake is the widespread presence of wild animals and birds who can be spotted around the lake.
Location: Pookode Lake, Kunnathidavaka, Kerala
Best Time to visit: August to May are the best months to visit here
Entry fee: INR 10/ USD 0.15 for one person
Timings: The opening hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Distance from Bus Station, Dam Road, Padinjarathara, Wayanad: Pookode Lake is located 27.3 kilometres from the Bus station in Wayanad
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is an esteemed natural habitat of many rare and endangered flora and fauna and a wonderful getaway for wildlife lovers.
It is one of those rejuvenating retreats where people can appreciate sustainable tourism with a bit of adventure and recreation. The two most important areas in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is Muthanga and Tholpetty.
Offering an excellent opportunity to see the elephant herds, deer, langurs and tigers roam freely in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is an absolute delight.
Tourists here can also indulge in bird watching or undertake trekking in the forest with advance booking. Being a vital part of Nilgiri Biosphere reserve, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is a biodiversity hotspot that one must add to their places to see in Wayanad.
Location: Bathery- Puthupally Road, Wayanad District, Sultan Bathery, Kerala
Best Time to visit: The months from October to February are considered to be the best time to visit here.
Entry fee: INR 10/ USD 0.15 for Indians and INR 100/ USD 1.54 for foreigners
Timings: It is open from 7:00 am to 10:00 am and then from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Distance from Bus Station, Dam Road, Padinjarathara, Wayanad: It is approximately 60 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.
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What You Should Know More About Tours in Kerala
Kerala is one of the few places in India where one can find some of the vast, authentic and traditional hindu temples, churches and mosques. The famous spiritual tours in Kerala should include a visit to the following places:
If there's one thing that's the most popular about Kerala is its scenic backwaters and the splendid houseboat running on them, giving the visitors an idyllic holiday in the midst of the water. Here are the best backwater tours in Kerala:
Among the various amazing ways to explore the breathtaking and scenic beauty of Kerala is cycling. You can take a cycling tour in Kerala and experience the rich culture of the place with several tourist spots:
Cycling Tour of Kochi
Cycling in Wayanad District
Cycling Tour to Alappuzha
Cycling Trip to the Tea Farms of Munnar
Thekkady Cycling Day Tour
Cycling Tour in Edamalayar Forests in Periyar
River rafting can be one of the most incredibly thrilling and exhilarating adventure activities that lets you explore the deep gorges and fast flowing streams. Here are the best places for river rafting in Kerala:
Elephant Safari is an amazing experience that lets you explore the surroundings by t
aking a bumpy ride on an elephant. Here are the best places for elephant safari in Kerala:
Houseboat, also known as "Kettuvallam" is a type of Indian cruiseboat in which you can live and enjoy your stay while slowly passing over the backwaters. The best houseboat tours in Kerala include:
Scuba Diving is another popular water sports activity that many tourists prefer to indulge in, when they are in Kerala. The best places for scuba diving tours in Kerala include:
Snorkeling is a highly popular activity as it lets you observe the marine life in its natural habitat. The best sites for snorkelling in Kerala include:
Kerala is one of the most amaizng places in India for a holiday where you can get a cruise experience in the picturesque backwaters and have a tranquiling stay. The different types of cruising experiences that one can get in Kerala are:
Sailing in Kerala can be done at many places. These include:
The culture of Kerala is inimitable and one of the best ways to experience it by spending time at local places, eating at local eateries, visiting the temples and other architectural wonders from the past and watching the "larger than life" kathakali performances. All this can be done at various cities of Kerala including:
Rappelling and rock climbing are among the most favourites of the adventure enthusiasts and Kerala offers an array of opprtunities to indulge in these adventure sports activities. Here are the best places to enjoy these activities in Kerala:
If you want to explore the real culture and tradition of a place, the best way to do so is by visiting its villages. In Kerala, you can opt for a village safari tour and explore the different villages of this south Indian state. Here are the best places to visit in Kerala for a village safari tour:
One of the best ways to enjoy an uneven terrain and to get the adrenaline rush is by riding on an ATV (All Terrain Vehicle). It’s like a motorbike, but, with 4 tyres and it can ascend on any terrain. Here are the best ATV ride tours in Kerala:
With a vast coastline and several beaches, the water sports like parasailing and kayaking are quite popular in Kerala. The beaches where you can do parasailing in Kerala include:
Kayaking in Kerala can be done at Alleppey and Alappuzha.
Apart from religious significance, the caves in Kerala also have archeological importance, and that's' why they fascinate a lot of travellers. Here are the famous cave tours that you can take in Kerala:
Walking across the terrains of Kerala is one of the most exhilarating experiences that combines the thrill of a walking tour with unparalleled beauty of Kerala. So, when you are in Kerala, you must experience one of the following walking tours in Kerala:
A luxury train travel in Kerala gives you the fantasy of travelling back in time and enjoy a journey as one of the royal people. Here are the top luxury train tour experiences that one can enjoy in Kerala:
Paragliding is among the favourite activities of tourists who visit Kerala in search of the adrenaline rush. Here are the best places from where you can enjoy paragliding in Kerala:
Kerala has a vast coastline and has some of the most enchanting beaches in India. Here are the best beaches to visit in Kerala:
Kerala is one of the most beautiful Indian states where one can enjoy an array of distinctive landscapes and natural tourist attractions. The famous lake tours in Kerala include:
Located besides the western ghats in the Southern India, Kerala has some of the most amazing hill stations that offers a serene and awe-inspiring view of nature. Here is a list of the top hill stations of Kerala:
The cycling and camping tour at Wayanad is a perfect way to explore the splendid beauty of the place. Wayanad is one of the most popular hill stations in Kerala widely known for its breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls, astoundingly vast coffee plantations, vast peaks, edakkal caves, wildlife sanctuary and much more.
Cycling is the perfect way to explore the place while getting soaked in its beauty. Furthermore, camping at night in Wayanad is full of fun, thrill and adventure.
The light and shows offer an amazing experience, and completely stun the viewers. Here is the list of the famous light and sound shows in Kerala:
Your visit to Kerala isn't complete if you don't see the colossal tea, coffee and spice plantations in Kerala. these are among the most idyllic sites in the state where you can enjoy some tranquil time while sipping the fresh tea and coffee. The best places for tea, coffee and spice plantation tours in Kerala include:
The Helicopter tours are becoming one of the highly demanded tourist services these days. Shortly after their launch, they have gleaned immense acceptance and popularity. The places from where you can indulge in a helicopter tour in Kerala include:
The exquisite Sandal valley tour lets your senses high as you explore the splendid terrains of Munnar. There are many tourist attractions that make Sandal valley in Kerala a must visit. Here are the top tourist destinations of this incredibly beautiful valley:
Surfing, being one of the most adventurous water activities and Kerala offers many opportunities for surfing. The best places for surfing in Kerala include:
Bungee Jumping is one of the most sort after adventurous activity in Kerala. Here are the best places for bungee jumping in Kerala:
Yes, you should definitely take a day tour to Kochi.
Kochi has a rich history. It was first invaded by dutch and then, it was handed over to the Britishers who established as a inent port. There are many forts and beaches which make Kochi a must visit destination. Also, shopping in Kochi can be one of the most amazing experiences as you can buy everything here, ranging from authentic Kerala spices to sarees, from tea & coffee to jewellery, from artifacts to antiques.
For better understanding, you can also check: Best Kerala Tours
Kerala is widely known for the yoga and meditation centres. There are an array of places where one can practice yoga and meditation in Kerala. These include:
Most of the tribal people of kerala live in the mountains and forests of Western Ghats, bordering Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. the primary tribes which can be witnessed in kerala include:
Kerala is the spice capital of India, and is famous for an array of goods which can only be found in Kerala. So, you can indulge in shopping in Kerala for an amazing experience. Here is a list of the best places for shopping tour in Kerala:
Kerala has been bestowed with immense natural beauty, and there is a huge diversity in the landscapes in Kerala. here, one can enjoy an array of activities including mountain cycling. Here are the best cycling trails in Kerala:
Horse Riding is one of the most enthralling adventure experiences and when done in Kerala, on can enjoy beautiful landscapes and interesting terrains that make this experience even more exciting. When you are in Kerala, you can enjoy horse riding at:
The Rhodo Valley trek generally starts from Bangalore, from where your tour guides often pick you up. After the overnight journey, you reach the site from where the trek starts. The Rhodo Valley is a perfect adventure trip for the trekking enthusiasts as well as the people who love to spend some idyllic time while appreciating the immense natural beauty.
It's a difficult trek and there is a distance of 35 km in total to be covered during trekking.
Kerala has a plethora of landscapes like waterfalls, hilly regions and wildlife sanctuaries which can be best explored through a jeep safari. Here are the famous jeep safari tours that you can take in Kerala.
Apart from its beautiful landscapes, breathtaking beauty and serene tourist spots, Kerala is known for the blissful and idyllic ayurvedic treatments as well as healing spas. Here are the top places and things you can do on your honeymoon in Kerala:
Kerala is blessed with some of the nature's best wonders and breathtakingly beautiful sights like waterfalls. The monsoon season in Kerala ensures that you witness some of the most majestic waterfalls. Here are the best waterfalls to visit when you are in Kerala:
Traveller Tales From Kerala
25 May 2015
My money spent on this trip was totally worth it and i strongly recommend this as a holiday point for you.Especially i liked that ride on the houseboat, which is a typical and very famous tourist attra
11 April 2014
It feels special to go for such an adventurous trip with your friends and family. This sanctuary lies in conjugation with Peechi-Vazhani wildlife of kerala and Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary. Very nic
12 July 2014
We were surprised to see such an awesome views from the same point, those wild animals and the magnificent mountains will definitely steal your heart.....this place has a great variety of Flora and fau
11 November 2015
This trip was my anniversary gift, and last month i went there with my wife, it was such an awesome experience to spend some quality time in kerala area. Everything was just perfect from management to
29 September 2014
i think the money spent on this trip was totally worth it because we got the best holiday moment ever. It was a great visit to the oldest wildlife Sanctuary that lies in the Mukundapuram district of Th
20 September 2017
I have no words to describe the beauty of Kerala. We went for a honeymoon in Kerala last September and it was raining but the sights looked so beautiful in the rain. Alleppey and Munnar were really stu...
21 September 2017
Went on this customized honeymoon trip to Kerala with my husband on December 2016 through Thrillophilia. The package was very decent and with all the things included. Our trip was for six days and we r...
21 September 2017
Big thanks to the team for making our honeymoon a memorable one. Such a well-planned itinerary with all the arrangements done so good. We were transferred to Munnar, the drive was a scenic ride with th...
21 September 2017
I along with my wife went on this honeymoon trip just after two days of our marriage in April 2017. We went through Thrillophilia who suggested this package for us. The package was very decent with all...
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